Church Officers in Iowa Territory, February–November 1841

An October 1839 general conference of the church approved the organization of a of the church for members living across the from , Illinois, in eastern , Iowa Territory. By early 1841, the church organization in was referred to as a .
 
Presidency
On 5 October 1839, a general conference of the church appointed as president of the Iowa branch. On 19 October 1839, and were appointed as Smith’s counselors. At a meeting held on 24 April 1841, and were appointed as Smith’s counselors, replacing Cahoon and Wight. Smith, Pettegrew, and Nickerson acted as the presidency of the church in Iowa for the rest of the period between April and November 1841.
1 February–24 April 1841 24 April–30 November 1841
President President
   
Counselors Counselors
 
High Council
On 5 October 1839, a general conference of the church appointed twelve men to serve as a in . On 24 April 1841, , , and replaced council members , , and , respectively. The minutes for a conference held 7 August 1841 suggest that there were only nine members of the high council when the conference began. It is uncertain which three men were no longer members of the council, but , Rufus Fisher, and John Lowery were appointed at that conference to fill the vacancies on the council.
1 February–24 April 1841 24 April–7 August 1841 7 August–30 November 1841
Abraham O. Smoot Abraham O. Smoot
Abraham O. Smoot
John Badger
John Badger
John Badger
Rufus Fisher
John Lowery
 
Bishopric
was appointed over the Iowa branch on 12 July 1840. By 19 December 1840, and Joseph Meacham Jr. had been appointed as counselors to Smith. They continued to function in these positions throughout 1841.
1 February–30 November 1841
Bishop
Counselors
Joseph Meacham Jr.
  1. 1

    Minutes and Discourses, 5–7 Oct. 1839.  

  2. 2

    “To Saints Abroad,” Times and Seasons, 1 June 1841, 2:434.  

    Times and Seasons. Commerce/Nauvoo, IL. Nov. 1839–Feb. 1846.

  3. 3

    Minutes and Discourses, 5–7 Oct. 1839.  

  4. 4

    Iowa Stake, Record, 19 Oct. 1839, 7.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  5. 5

    Iowa Stake, Record, 24 Apr. 1841, 99.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  6. 6

    Minutes and Discourses, 5–7 Oct. 1839.  

  7. 7

    Iowa Stake, Record, 24 Apr. 1841, 99.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  8. 8

    Iowa Stake, Record, 19 Oct. 1839, 7; 24 Apr. 1841, 99.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  9. 9

    Iowa Stake, Record, 24 Apr. 1841, 99.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  10. 10

    Iowa Stake, Record, 19 Oct. 1839, 7; 24 Apr. 1841, 99.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  11. 11

    Iowa Stake, Record, 24 Apr. 1841, 99.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  12. 12

    Minutes and Discourses, 5–7 Oct. 1839.  

  13. 13

    Iowa Stake, Record, 24 Apr. 1841, 99.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  14. 14

    Iowa Stake, Record, 1839–1841, 101.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  15. 15

    Iowa Stake, Record, 5 Oct. 1839, 5.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  16. 16

    Iowa Stake, Record, 5 Oct. 1839, 5; 24 Apr. 1841, 99.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  17. 17

    Iowa Stake, Record, 5 Oct. 1839, 5.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  18. 18

    Iowa Stake, Record, 5 Oct. 1839, 5.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  19. 19

    Iowa Stake, Record, 5 Oct. 1839, 5.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  20. 20

    Iowa Stake, Record, 4 Jan. 1840, 16; 24 Apr. 1841, 99.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  21. 21

    Iowa Stake, Record, 5 Oct. 1839, 5.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  22. 22

    Iowa Stake, Record, 5 Oct. 1839, 5.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  23. 23

    Iowa Stake, Record, 5 Oct. 1839, 5; 24 Apr. 1841, 99.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  24. 24

    Iowa Stake, Record, 12 July 1840, 6.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  25. 25

    Iowa Stake, Record, 24 Apr. 1841, 99.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  26. 26

    Iowa Stake, Record, 12 July 1840, 6.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  27. 27

    Iowa Stake, Record, 24 Apr. 1841, 99.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  28. 28

    Iowa Stake, Record, 12 July 1840, 6.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  29. 29

    Iowa Stake, Record, 24 Apr. 1841, 99.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  30. 30

    Iowa Stake, Record, 7 Aug. 1841, 101.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  31. 31

    Iowa Stake, Record, 7 Aug. 1841, 101.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  32. 32

    Iowa Stake, Record, 7 Aug. 1841, 101.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  33. 33

    Iowa Stake, Record, 12 July 1840, 6.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  34. 34

    Nashville, IA, Branch Minutes, 19 Dec. 1840, Elias Smith, Papers, CHL; Iowa Stake, Record, 7 Aug. 1841, 101.  

    Nashville, IA, Branch Minutes, 19 Dec. 1840. Elias Smith, Papers, 1834–1846. CHL. MS 7062, fd. 6.

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  35. 35

    Iowa Stake, Record, 7 Aug. 1841, 101.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  36. 36

    Iowa Stake, Record, 12 July 1840, 6.  

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

  37. 37

    Nashville, IA, Branch Minutes, 19 Dec. 1840, Elias Smith, Papers, CHL; Iowa Stake, Record, 7 Aug. 1841, 101.  

    Nashville, IA, Branch Minutes, 19 Dec. 1840. Elias Smith, Papers, 1834–1846. CHL. MS 7062, fd. 6.

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.

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    Nashville, IA, Branch Minutes, 19 Dec. 1840, Elias Smith, Papers, CHL; Iowa Stake, Record, 7 Aug. 1841, 101.  

    Nashville, IA, Branch Minutes, 19 Dec. 1840. Elias Smith, Papers, 1834–1846. CHL. MS 7062, fd. 6.

    Iowa Stake, Record. / Iowa Stake. “Church Record,” 1840–1841. CHL. LR 7817 21.